Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Q de Kock
Q de Kock
59(46) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • slog shot
  • 14 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
0 3 3 18 12 5 2 16
RR Hendricks
RR Hendricks
56(42) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %90%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 16 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 4 10 0 12 3 5 22

Best performances - Bowlers

BC Fortuin
BC Fortuin
O4
M0
R21
W2
Eco5.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
K Rabada
K Rabada
O3
M0
R23
W2
Eco7.66
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Scorer: Venkat Raghav | Commentator: Deivarayan Muthu

10.15pm Maharaj collects the series trophy and celebrates with his team-mates. That's a wrap of SA's tour of SL. Hope you enjoyed our coverage as much as we did bringing it to you. Until next time, this is Deivarayan Muthu signing off for Saurabh Somani and Venkat Raghav. Take care and cheers.


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Trumpet: "As a devout Proteas fan, this performance is pleasing, though it's difficult to get too excited. The idea of Bavuma and Miller slotting back in will bring depth to the batting"

De Kock is the Player of the Match as well as the Player of the Series: Obviously, I've been here a couple of times and it's about making sure getting the job done. I wouldn't say I had a big break, I was just home for a week and picked up one or two skills. Just obviously body management going into the season (what are you focusing on)?

Shanaka, SL captain: First of all, congrats to the South Africa team. The bowling unit was good but batting we have to think twice going forward. Credit to South Africa bowlers as well - their spinners were outstanding. I think not many positives, but Wanindu's bowling and Chamika's energy…. Though we lost the series, we have the confidence of beating India [in T20Is] and South Africa one-dayers. The boys need where they need to step up.

Maharaj, SA captain: Yeah, I think credit to the boys. They played really well after the series loss in ODIs. We got two opportunities to chase and it's good prep ahead of the World Cup. From a bowling front, we will strive for a better bowling effort in the powerplay. From a batting front, maintaining partnerships, especially in subcontinental conditions. The bubble life has its challenges and due to the pandemic it's a new way of life. We have to find a way to get through it and it shows in the performances on the field.


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9.58pm Hendricks and de Kock get together and celebrate. They've forged an unbroken 121-run partnership - the highest stand for SA vs SL in T20Is - to thump the hosts and seal the 3-0 whitewash. Captain Maharaj warmly welcomes back his team-mates. On the other hand, plenty of questions for Sri Lanka in their lead-up to the T20 World Cup. The injury to Kusal Perera has compounded their woes. Do stick with us for the presentation.

WMC : "SL batted well only in the first ODI of the tour."

Zeeshan: "@Ejaaz - bavuma can slot in as a batsman in lieu of one of the all rounders. Anyways, SA are playing with only 5 batsmen, which may not be the appropriate mix for the WC matches"

Alann: "When the visiting team outplay in your own game (turning wickets and different spinners), there are lot of questions to be asked - especially when the spinners are not at all effective in the first place and then comes batmen performance."

14.4
2
Karunaratne to de Kock, 2 runs, back of a length and angling across off, punched past diving extra-cover. SA sweep SL 3-0

Shazeen: "Being a Sri Lankan fan I always believe in the team and am always expecting a miracle in situations like this but this is just frustrating in another level"

14.3
1
Karunaratne to Hendricks, 1 run, banged in short and outside off. Hendricks controls a pull to deep square leg
14.2
2
Karunaratne to Hendricks, 2 runs, overpitched and outside off, Hendricks plants his front leg and thrashes it over Karunarate's head. Long-on sprints to his left and cuts it off in the deep

Ejaaz : "Another headache for South African management on where to put bavuma when he's fit...reeza Hendricks looks like he's cementing the opening position along with de kock "

14.1
2
Karunaratne to Hendricks, 2 runs, dug in short and outside off, Hendricks jumps on top of the bounce and swats it away between deep midwicket and wide long-on

END OF OVER:
14 | 5 Runs | SA: 114/0 (7 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 8.14, RRR: 1.16)

  • Quinton de Kock57 (45b)
  • Reeza Hendricks51 (39b)
  • Kamindu Mendis3-0-22-0
  • Dasun Shanaka1-0-14-0
13.6
0
Mendis to de Kock, no run, short, into the pitch, takes the thigh pad once again, as de Kock swings his hands through a pull...and misses it altogether
13.5
0
Mendis to de Kock, no run, back of a length and into the pads, de Kock doesn't make proper contact with it

Mendis switches to right-arm around to the left-hander